Jacques Poitras has been CBC Radio's provincial affairs reporter in New Brunswick since 2000. He has written numerous award-winning feature documentaries and has appeared on Radio-Canada, National Public Radio, and the BBC. Beaverbrook: A Shattered Legacy was a finalist for the BC Award for Canadian Non-fiction, a prestigous national prize, and won the 2008 Best Atlantic Published Book Award.
Poitras' first book was the critically acclaimed The Right Fight: Bernard Lord and the Conservative Dilemma. His newest release, Imaginary Line: Life on an Unfinished Border, was released in 2011, and was a finalist for both the 2012 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and the 2012 Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing.
Jacques Poitras lives in Fredericton.